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Adopted (2009)

R | | Comedy | 2009 (USA)
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For hundreds of years, Africa has existed in a state of despair. Famine, civil wars and rampant disease have left the continent without hope, but for the efforts of Western do-gooders. At ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Louise Engelbrecht Louise Engelbrecht ... Game Ranger
Cindy Gold ... Cindy Iglesias (as Cindy Iglesias)
Casper Kunzewkwguta Casper Kunzewkwguta ... Taxi Passenger
Tawaka Kunzewkwguta Tawaka Kunzewkwguta ... Taxi Passenger
Thando Kunzewkwguta Thando Kunzewkwguta ... Taxi Passenger
Valerie Mare Valerie Mare ... Pauly's Driver
Peter Mata Peter Mata ... Himself
Lisel Matchessa Lisel Matchessa ... Girl on Safari Bus
Popi Faith Mbiza Popi Faith Mbiza ... Orphan #3
Lauren McGregor ... Lauren at Game Farm
Tracy McGregor Tracy McGregor ... Show Groupie
Steven Moolman Steven Moolman ... Orphanage Reception
Odwa Mpambaniso Odwa Mpambaniso ... Orphan #1
Evelyn Muyimane Evelyn Muyimane ... Witchdoctor / Sangoma
Inga Nkurunziza Inga Nkurunziza ... Wrong Kid
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For hundreds of years, Africa has existed in a state of despair. Famine, civil wars and rampant disease have left the continent without hope, but for the efforts of Western do-gooders. At first, they arrived with food, bibles and the magic of penicillin; more recently they have hosted rock concerts and sent plane loads of grain. And in the last decade of the 20th century they arrived and took babies home with them. First there was Angelina, then Madonna, and now...Pauly Shore! The film builds its comedy foundation on the international interest in Celebrity Adoptions, and the debate that surrounds these transactions on both sides of the Atlantic. Sometimes politically incorrect and never scared to tread on manicured toes. Written by Pauly Shore

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Rated R for some language

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English

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Filming Locations:

South Africa

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It's Pauley Shore! What did you expect?!
14 July 2010 | by Sister_SpookySee all my reviews

"The events in this film are entirely fictitious…" and if you didn't figure that out before the end credits rolled, irony is clearly not your thing. You're awesome. Good job.

Since he introduced the The Weasel in the 80s, Pauly Shore's brand of comedy has been childish and unsophisticated; make no mistake, Adopted is no exception. But for the first time in his career, his objective seems to be sincere. Pauly draws attention to some heavy subject matter, while poking fun at the ridiculousness of celebrity, and pointing out the general lack of knowledge and superior attitude that too many people have towards adoption in Africa. I wouldn't go so far as to say Pauly is all grown-up – the fourteen-year old part of me will mourn the day that he does – but he has definitely found an interesting way to reconnect with his now all-grown-up audience.

Not unlike the crude, satirical style of Sacha Baron Cohen, Pauly Shore's sense of humor can be… tricky, but the message is that you CAN be aware and be sensitive and find a way to laugh all at the same time. And after all these years, he still makes me laugh.


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